Sunday, July 25, 2010

Generic Lovenox approved

This was reported by Med Page Today Friday. The Society of Hospital Medicine recently urged the FDA to delay the approval. SHM claimed a patient safety issue. The FDA apparently didn’t buy it. I hope generic enoxaparin is safe. It will sure make it easier to arrange home VTE treatment.

The report says generic enoxaparin was approved "
for the prevention of deep vein thrombosis." I don't know if this means it isn't approved for therapeutic anticoagulation, for VTE and ACS, but I'm sure the generic will be used for those purposes.

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